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Tuttle quilter makes money for disease research

BY JENNIFER GRISWOLD Published: December 27, 2009

e sent in a few quilts for their online auction, and she was an immediate hit.

"Audrey is one of our most prolific and talented quilters,” said Ami Simms, executive director of Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative. "It’s a huge perk to be able to hold one of her little quilts in your hands and examine every detail. They are just amazing.”

Because of mobility issues, it’s harder for her to do larger quilts. The smaller scale of the projects appealed to her. Some of her miniature quilts have sold for more than $150.

The Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative is nonprofit agency of volunteers. All money raised through the quilt sales goes to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and to fund research.

Alzheimer’s has touched Arno’s family. The disease took the memory of her aunt. She’s happy to do her small part to help find a cure for the disease.

"I’d like to see more quilters from Oklahoma join up,” she said. "It’s for a good cause.”

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